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Mitchell, McCain carries Blue Devils

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Mark Mitchell scored 11 of his team-high 15 points in the first half and Jared McCain also put up 15 points as No. 4 Duke pulled away from No. 13 Vermont’s upset bid for a 64-47 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Barclays Center on Friday night.

The Blue Devils (25-8) chalked up two other players in double figures on a night star Kyle Filipowski did not make a field goal. Jeremy Roach added 13 points and Tyrese Proctor dropped 13 points with a trio of 3s.

For the Catamounts (28-7), Shamir Bogues (18 points) and Aaron Deloney (14 points) led the way for the three-time reigning America East champion.

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